Roger Severino

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REDEMPTIVE SUFFERING

Reflections on 1 Peter 2:21-25 In this passage, it is important to see how Jesus’ suffering serves as an example to us, how it is unique and unrepeatable, and the importance of affirming both of these (and in the right order). How Jesus’ Redemptive Suffering is an Example to Us Jesus suffered unjustly, and Peter tells his readers that...more

The Benefits of Jesus Being Like Us and Not Like Us

Reflections from Hebrews 4:14-16 The Bible clearly teaches, and church tradition affirms, that Jesus is fully human as well as being fully God. In today’s world, it is the deity of Christ that is normally assailed, but one of the earliest controversies in the church was in its assertion of the humanity of Jesus. John the Apostle may have...more

What Happens When Jesus “Looks” or “Sees”

Reflections from Matthew 9:35-38 It’s interesting to do a study in the Gospels and reflect on what occurs when Jesus looks at someone or sees a person or a crowd. In the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus saw a large crowd and had compassion on them (Mark 6:34). When Jesus saw the widow of Nain who had just lost...more

What We Leave Behind to Follow Christ

Reflections from Luke 5:1-11 It would be a day that Simon Peter and his companions would never forget. This is probably not their first encounter with Jesus. Here, once again, they listen to the wise and powerful words of this Rabbi. Then something happens that will change the course of their lives forever. A futile night of fishing turns...more

Don’t Just Do Something. Sit There!

Reflections from John 15:1-8 Perhaps your view of Christianity is of busy people trying to perform religious duties and do enough good things to ward off the guilt while simultaneously feeling superior to others. Though there are plenty of church folks who fit this description, this is not what it means to be a Christ follower. Jesus invites us...more
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